Hair Loss London

Caucasian men that are predisposed start to lose their hair on average at 25 -35 years of age, whilst Afro Caribbean men start to lose it later. 85% of all men’s baldness is androgenic. It is less common in Chinese people. Androgenetic hair loss also affects Women with a predisposition, the pattern is not the same as men.

Male Androgenetic Hair Loss

This type of hair loss is caused by a genetic predisposition, presence of a potent hormone Dihydrotestosterone and age. Androgenetic alopecia causes a shrinking of the hair follicle in certain areas and a shortening of the growth cycle. With each succeeding cycle, atrophy (shrinking) of the hair follicle takes place leading to hair thinning. When a boy reaches puberty he produces more testosterone, which is a virilising hormone that prepares him for a sexually active life. Testosterone, produced in the testes and adrenal glands, changes the vellus hairs on his chin, pubis and auxilla to terminal, whilst if sensitive to, at the same time gradually changes the terminal hair on top of his head to vellus (finer) hair (the effect of a more potent hormone called dihydrotestosterone on DHT sensitive follicles). It is this that causes slow atrophy and shortening of each successive growth cycle, until the inherited pattern has taken place.

Androgen Dependent Hair Loss Treatment Options

Surgical Hair Restoration

Micro grafting, FUE. Once the grafts are relocated to their new position, they will then continue to grow permanently. Evidence of surgery is undetectable due to the precision and expert care taken by the surgeons who are recognised Members of the Royal collage of Plastic Surgeons and active Members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Appointments can be arranged for such a consultation in Harley Street London.

Alopecia Areata

This describes the sudden appearance of a bald patch, or multiple patches. in some cases a varient ophiasic form developes around the margins of the head. To start with there can be irritation prior to the patch occurring. Around the periphery of the patch there are very short stumps of hair, these are called exclamation hairs and under the microscope show where the shaft of the hair has been weakened by Auto- immune dysfunction. Associated signs can include sudden loss of pigment in a patch on the skin, this can happen anywhere on the body. The Atopic State -(Asthma, Hayfever, and Eczema), is a common co factor. Trichological treatment is offered for this condition, its prognosis can be unpredictable and a variable approach to treatment may be required. Patients are advised that if Nutritional therapy is required, complience is paramount to succesful prognosis.

Scarring Alopecias

There are many causes of scarring alopecia and they are often not detected until the condition is well established as in the photo to the right which was take on the patients first consultation. Early detection and intervention is crucial. Those who suffer from scarring alopecia are advised to take regular checkups, until the condition has passed. Some examples are Folliculitis Decalvins, Lupus erythematosus. Pseudopelade. Acne Necrotica Milliaris. Acne Keloidalis if not treated and managed will result in scarring.

So much can be done to manage some of these conditions, if they are detected and treatment is started early enough. Get in Touch Today!

What do people say about us?

I first visited Stephen Carson 10 years ago as I was losing my hair. This was of concern to me as Mr Carson diagnosed Male Pattern Baldness. I have been treated from that day and am pleased to say that the rate of my hair loss has been greatly slowed down by the treatment. I cant thank Mr Carson enough and would recommend anyone in a similar position.

Mr Matt.S

I went to see Stephen Carson suffering from Psoriasis and Alopecia. The bald patch of hair loss on my head was enormous. I was so pleased, after the fantastic treatments, he cured both the Psoriasis and the Alopecia in a short period of time. I just use the clinic shampoo and prescribed supplement now. I am extremely grateful to him and would highly recommend him.

Mrs Lorraine .D